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power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Rev. v. 13. And a voice came out of the throne saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.-The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. xix. 5, 6.
PSALM XLVIII. 1, 2. Great is the Lord, and And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb greatly to be praised in the city of stood on Mount Sion. — And I our God, in the mountain of his heard a voice from heaven, as the holiness. Beautiful for situation, voice of many waters, and as the the joy of the whole earth, is voice of a great thunder : and I Mount Zion, on the sides of the heard the voice of harpers harpnorth, the city of the great king. ing with their harps. And they
sung as it were a new song be
fore the throne. xiv. 1-3. 3. God is known in her palaces In Mount Zion and in Jerusafor a refuge.
lem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
Joel ji. 32. 4. For, lo, the kings were as- He gathered them (the kings of sembled, they passed by together. the earth) together into a place
called in the Hebrew tongue Ar
mageddon. Rev. xvi. 16. 5. They saw, so they marveled; The kings of the earth, and the they were troubled, and hasted great men, &c., hid themselves in away ; fear took hold upon them the dens and in the rocks, and there, and pain as of a woman in said to the mountains and rocks, travail.
Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of him that sitteth on the throne, &c. vi. 15, 16. Behold, I come as a thief. xvi. 15.
The Lamb shall overcome them. xvii. 14. They hasted away, &c.
I will drive him into a land
barren and desolate. Joel ii. 20. Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against these nations.
Ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains. Zech. xiv. 3, 5. 7. Thou breakest the ships of The merchants of Tarshish, Tarshish with an east wind. with all the young lions thereof,
shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil ? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey ? Ezek. xxxviii. 13.- The sea and the waves roaring. Luke xxi. 25. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea.
Rev. xii. 12. 1, 2. The city of our God:- And the angel thrust in his Mount Zion—6. Fear took hold sickle into the earth, and he gathupon them THERE. 8. As we ered the vine of the earth, and have heard, so have we seen in cast it into the great wine-press the city of the Lord of hosts, in of the wrath of God. And the the city of our God.
wine-press was trodden without the city. xiv. 19, 20.
8. God will establish it for Be ye glad and rejoice for ever ever.
in that which I create : for be
hold I create Jerusalem a rejoic. ing, and her people a joy. Isa. lxv. 18.-I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven. Rev.
xxi. 2. 9, 10. We have thought of thy I will tread down the people in loving-kindness, O God, in the mine anger-I will mention the midst of thy temple. According loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and to thy name, O God, so thy praise the praises of the Lord, according unto the ends of the earth. to all that the Lord hath bestowed
on us. Isa. lxiii. 6, 7. He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. Isa. xxv. 7.
-And a voice came out from the throne, saying, Praise our God all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
xix. 5. 10. Thy right hand is full of In righteousness He doth judge righteousness.
and make war. xix. 11. 11. Let Mount Zion rejoice, let Sing, O daughter of Zion; the daughters of Judah be glad, shout, O Israel ; be glad and rebecause of thy judgments. joice with all thy heart, O daugh
ter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy, &c. Zeph. iii. 14, 15.
PSALM L. 1-6. In the beginning of the fiftieth Psalm it is written- The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that He may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness : for God is judge himself.
1. The mighty God, the Lord Come near, ye nations, to hear; hath spoken, and called the earth and hearken, ye people : let the from the rising of the sun unto earth hear, and all that is there. the going down thereof. 4. He in ; the world, and all things that shall call to the heavens from come forth of it. Isa. xxxiv. l. above, and to the earth, that He Proclaim ye this among the Genmay judge his people.
tiles.-Let the heathen be wak
ened, &c. Joel iii. 9, 12. And another angel came out from the altar--and cried with a loud cry
-gather the clusters of the vine of the earth. Rev. xiv. 18. 2. Out of Zion, the perfection The wine-press was trodden
of beauty, God hath shined. 3. without the city, and blood came It shall be very tempestuous round out of the wine-press, even unto about him.
the horse bridles. xiv. 20. 3. Our God shall come, and The Lord my God shall come. shall not keep silence:
Zech. xiv. 5. Every eye shall
see him. Rev. i. 7, &c. 3. A fire shall devour before Another angel -- which had him.
His throne the fiery flame, his wheels burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before 6. And the heavens shall declare And after these things I heard his righteousness : for God is judge a great voice of much people in himself.
power over fire. xiv. 18.
him. Dan. vii. 9, 10.. 3. A fire shall devour before I will plead against him with him, and it shall be very tempestu- pestilence and with blood; and I ous round about him.
will rain upon him, and upon his
bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Ezek. xxxvii. 22. I will utterly consume all from off the land, saith the Lord. I will consume man and beast : I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of
the sea, and the stumbling-blocks with the wicked. Zeph. i. 2, 3. 1. The mighty God, the Lord Thus saith the Lord God, Art hath spoken. 4. He shall call to thou he of whom I have spoken the heavens from above, and to of old time by my servants the the earth that he may judge his prophets of Israel, which prophepeople.
sied in those days that I would
bring thee against them. Ezek. xxxviii. 17. This is the day whereof I have spoken. xxxix. 8. Behold the day of the Lord cometh. I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle. Zech. xiv. 1, 2. I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah and upon all the innabitants of Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees : that say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. Zeph. i. 4, 12. Unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul
of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first. Rom. ii. 8, 9. 4. And He shall call to the And I heard a loud voice saying heavens from above.
in heaven, Now is come salvation,
and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down. Rev. xii. 10. 5. Gather my saints together The Lord my God shall come, unto me, those that have made a and all the saints with thee. Zech. covenant with me by sacrifice.
xiv. 5. These are they which
came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev. vii. 14; xi. 18; xix. 7, &c. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the one end of heaven to the other. Matt. xxiv. 31.
heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salva
tion, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: for true and righteous are His judgments. Rev. xix. 1, 2. In the Psalms, as in other scriptures, the judgment of God on the nations and the wicked of the earth, the universal establishment of the kingdom of God and of his Christ, and the consequent blessedness and joy, are joined together like cause and effect, in single passages, frequently intermingled with other coincidences also; so as to demonstrate the connection that subsists between them, and the harmony of scripture with scripture in the ever accumulating testimony which, on being compared, they uniformly bear.
Judgment and joy, in the very extremity of both, are thus associated, as in the sixth seal, by the greatest of contrasts, between its opening and its close; on the sounding of the seventh trumpet (Rev. xi. 15); and in the 14th and 19th chapters of the Book of Revelation. The seventh or last vial of the wrath of God, from which nothing but judgment is poured forth, is introduced by a corresponding note of anticipated blessedness, in unison with other predictions, even as heard between the summons to gather the kings of the earth to the battle of that great day of God Almighty, and the announcement that the gathering is accomplished.
Behold, I come quickly : Blessed is he that watcheth.” So closely united are these things, though apparently at first sight incongruous, that though their relative positions are changed, yet like twin stars, however different their color, they uniformly revolve round each other, and are not separated, though in the prophetic record sometimes the one precedes and sometimes the other. The joy is either expressly declared to be caused by the judgment and its results, or to arise from their anticipation; and the nearer the judgment, the brighter the joy. Other coincidences with the visions before us are also uniformly intermingled.
Their poison (of the wicked) is like the poison of a serpent. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth : break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Lord. Let them melt away as waters run continually: when He bendeth (his bow to shoot) his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces. As a snail melteth, let them pass away; like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun. Before your pots can feel the thorns, He shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth
the vengeance : he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous : verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. lviii. 4, 6–11. God be merciful unto us and bless us; and cause his face to shine
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God, let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy : for Thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; God, even our own God, shall bless us ; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. Ps. lxvii.
Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered : let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad ; let them rejoice before God : yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name : extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him. The Lord gave the word : great was the company of those that published it. Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. Though ye have lien among the pots (yet shall she be as), the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold. When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was as snow in Salmon. The hill of God (is as) the hill of Bashan. Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, thousands of angels: the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the holy place. Our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the Lord (belong) the issues from death. But God shall wound the head of his enemies, the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring (my people) again from the depths of the sea : that thy foot may be dipped in the blood of enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. They have seen thy goings, C God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. Thy God hath commanded thy strength : strengthen, O God, that which thou hast wrought for us. Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee. Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth : O sing praises unto the Lord : to him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens (which were) of old; lo, He doth send out his voice, a mighty voice. Ascribe ye strength unto God : his excel. lency is over Israel: and his strength is in the clouds. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places : the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God. Ixviii. 1-4, 11–17, 20-24, 28–35.
Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, do we give thanks : for that thy name is near, thy wondrous works declare. When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. God is the Judge. For in the hand of the Lord is a cup; and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and He poureth out of the same : but the dregs